After Rege-Jean Page left the Netflix show, nothing appeared to be more surprising than this. However, now it has been revealed that someone from the cast portraying a Bridgerton member is leaving the most successful Netflix series.
During the first season, fans got to learn that the Bridgerton family was formed by the matriarch Lady Violet Bridgerton portrayed by Ruth Gemmel, Anthony played by Jonathan Bailey, Benedict played by Luke Thompson, Colin played by Luke Newton, Eloise played by Claudia Jessie, Francesca, played by Ruby Stokes, Gregory played by Will Tilston, and Hyacinth portrayed by Florence Hunt.
Unfortunately for the fans, Ruby Stokes who portrayed Francesa in Bridgerton seasons 1and 2 is leaving the series. But do not despair because the character is very much still in the show and Hannah Dodd will portray Francesa in season 3.
Bridgerton showrunner Chris Van Dusen revealed to TVLine that despite they tried to work things out in the end it was not possible. “I love Francesca, but we lost her midway through season 2. After exhausting all other options, she, unfortunately, had to come out due to reasons beyond our control. Perhaps season 3 will be the charm.”
If you do not recall Francesca Bridgerton at all no one would blame you since she appeared in two episodes of Season 1 because she was away learning piano with Aunt Winnie in London and in Season 2, she showed up in three episodes.
For the fans that have not heard about her, according to her character description, “Francesca Bridgerton is a bit of a mystery within her chatty, extroverted family. Despite her reserved nature, she goes along to get along when it comes to society affairs, fortified with a dry wit and pragmatism that confound the fickle ton yet seem to draw attention when she least desires it.”
While we have not seen a lot of Francesca Bridgerton, in the scenario that the producers are following the book's order, Francesca is set to appear as the protagonist of the sixth season, based on the sixth book in Quinn’s series, “When He Was Wicked.”
As for Hanna Dodd, you might recognize her because she has appeared in “Find Me in Paris,” “Harlots,” “Flowers in the Attic: The Origins” and played the younger version of Sienna Miller in “Anatomy of a Scandal.” She’ll play a supporting role opposite Millie Bobby Brown in “Enola Holmes 2,” coming to Netflix in July.